Project support provided by the Conservation Trust
The Conservation Trust
Support for this project has been provided by the Conservation Trust, a Manitoba Climate and Green Plan Initiative delivered by the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation. The Conservation Trust came into existence in 2018 as part of Manitoba’s Climate and Green Plan to fund activities that create, conserve, or enhance natural infrastructure for the benefit of Manitobans. The Conservation Trust is held by the Winnipeg Foundation and revenue from the Trust is granted to eligible organizations by Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation (MHHC).
MHHC issues calls for proposals that invite grant applications from Manitoba-based not-forprofit organizations for projects that benefit watersheds, habitat and wildlife, connecting people and nature, advancing innovation and conservation planning, and enhancing soil health on Manitoba’s working landscapes. Ultimately, recipients of Conservation Trust revenues will deliver a broad range of ecological goods and services outcomes to Manitobans.
The activities funded by the Conservation Trust will conserve biodiversity, increase production of harvestable wildlife, mitigate floods and droughts, improve water quality by decreasing nutrients and other pollutants entering waterways, improve climate change mitigation through carbon sequestration and reduction of other greenhouse gases, improve soil health and decrease soil erosion. Projects will also provide other values to Manitobans, such as improving recreational opportunities.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada's activies in Manitoba are supported in part by The Conservation Trust since 2019 through projects in the Habitat & Wildlife and Connecting People to Nature categories. Thanks to the Trust, NCC has enhanced and restored over 18,000 acres and engaged over 3,000 Canadians through nature-based activities.